April 8, 2017
Softball Drops Pair to Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. -- Mars Hill swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from visiting Catawba on Saturday night at Ponder Field. The Lions improve to 11-23 overall and 4-8 in the SAC, winning 8-0 and 8-2. The Catawba Indians fall to 10-33 and 3-11.
Sydney Elkin held Catawba to just three hits in hurling the five-inning shutout in the opener. She improved to 6-7, walking none and striking none.
Mars Hill went on top in the second on a two-run homer Krista Romine. Cassie Dahle added a RBI double to make it 3-0 after two. The Lions put the game away in the fourth as they pushed across five runs. Hannah Smith capped a stretch of four straight two-out RBI hits with a two-run double.
Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancey) got Catawba off to a lead in game two as she connected on a two-run homer in the first. The lead was short lived as Mars Hill answered in the bottom half, taking a 3-2 lead on a home run by Casey Stanek.
Taylor Lail capped a three-run second for Mars Hill with a two-run homer and Ragan Broome ended the scoring with a two-run homer in the fourth. Shelby Culler (3-6) picked up the win, allowing two runs off seven hits over seven innings. She walked two and fanned five.
Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) and Leah Huggins (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray’s Creek) each had two hits for Catawba.
Catawba travels to Queens on Wednesday for a 2 pm doubleheader.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn.
Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3
Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0
Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13
Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6